§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
also asked the dimensions of the large coaling lighter at Portsmouth; what was her cost; how much coal she can carry; what her draught is; whether she can be towed from one port to another; and whether she can coal two ships at the same time?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The coaling depot in question holds about 12,000 tons of coal, and cost £152,500. She can coal two ships at once, but was not designed for being towed from one port to another.